DIY: Shoe Traction Pads

Since I’m still not feeling well, I’ll leave you with this blog post I quickly composed over the weekend.  Its totally not health and fitness related but still fun!

DSC_6390I have a pair of boots that I love but the traction on them is nonexistent.  I’ve actually fallen in them in the store a few times.  I liked them too much to get rid of them and those little sticky traction pads you buy at the store just didn’t help.  Rob had a great idea to hit the hardware store and get some real traction tape to try.

All you need is some 3M traction tape, scissors, a pen, and something to clean the bottom of your shoes.


Step 1: Clean the bottoms of your shoes to make sure your tape will stick.  I used alcohol wipes.


Step 2:  Trace the shape of your shoe (don’t forget the heel!)


Step 3: Carefully cut just inside your line (to make sure it doesn’t overhang).  Hold it up to the shoe and trim anything extra.


Step 4: Affix your perfectly sized traction pad to your shoe!


Step 5:  Happily wear your shoes!

We’ll be back to regular programming tomorrow or Wednesday.  This is by far my busiest week this semester on top of having a deathly horrible cold that I caught Wednesday night (worst I’ve had for as long as I can remember).  I’ll be taking it easy this week in regards to workouts but I’ll do my best to get back onto my normal eating plan (mostly-Paleo).  Off to conquer the week!

5 thoughts on “DIY: Shoe Traction Pads

    1. I can’t eat soup! My nose is too stuffed to deal with it. BUT, I had Rob make a huge batch of broth for me and I’m drinking it like water 🙂

  1. Hello! Came across your idea and it sounds like a great way to save some money! But where did you get the 3M traction tape from? Thanks!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I bought the 3M tape at Ace Hardware. You can find it at most hardware stores (like Home Depot or Lowe’s). This particular kind was sold by length so an employee had to cut me a length (I think I got 1 foot). Good luck!

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